Parents' Guide to

Knight Owl

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Adorable owl befriends dragon in outstanding fantasy tale.

little owl in armor holding a spear, standing atop a castle, with bright moon behind him

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age 3+

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age 3+

Is It Any Good?

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This delightful story of courage and unlikely friendship has great art and an irresistible main character. Knight Owl creates a rich medieval setting filled with period details and a bit of wordplay (starting with the pun in the title). Big changes in perspective in the digital illustrations help build page-turning suspense. And the story as a whole, with its night sky and glowing fires, has the warm glow of a classic. It's an excellent read-aloud, while at the same time, the pictures help tell the story so well, it could almost work without the text. Knight Owl is truly a gem.

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